The Volvo XC40 Recharge has been redesigned to resemble the C40 coupe.
Volvo XC40 Recharge – Overview
Volvo is swiftly heading toward an all-electric future, with the announcement earlier this week that five new EVs, including two wagon-like “activity vehicles” and a sedan, will be released in the next several years.
Here are the major highlights:
- The XC40 Recharge has received a facelift, with a new front bumper and triangle headlamps identical to the C40 Recharge.
- A new single-motor, front-wheel-drive model joins the C40 Recharge.
- Volvo has not yet revealed its plans for these cars in the United States but has stated that further information would be available in the spring.
But, before those models arrive, Volvo’s first electric vehicle is getting a makeover, with the XC40 Recharge getting a facelift that aligns it with the sleeker, coupe-like C40 Recharge released last year.
With a resculpted front bumper and a frameless grille cover that matches the front end of the C40 Recharge, the facelift is unobtrusive.
The electrified XC40 gets the XC40’s sloped-roof sibling’s pointier headlamps, as well as Volvo’s aggressive Thor’s Hammer, LED lighting signature.
Inside, the XC40 Recharge gets new non-leather upholstery options, as well as new paint colors and wheel options, though Volvo hasn’t revealed what they are.
A new variant of the C40 Recharge is also available. A single-motor version of the C40 will sit below the current dual-motor variant.
The motor drives the front wheels and has a battery capacity of 69.0 kWh, compared to 78.0 kWh in the dual-motor C40.
On the more liberal European WLTP testing cycle, Volvo claims this edition of the C40 Recharge will get roughly 270 miles of range.
When linked into a fast charger, the C40 Recharge will charge faster.
The revised XC40 Recharge is virtually sure to arrive in the United States, most likely for the 2023 model year.
Still, since the single-motor XC40 Recharge isn’t available in the United States, the new C40 type could stay a forbidden fruit. According to Volvo, from 10% to 80% in roughly 32 minutes.